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Looking for a replacement for Canvas X - vector drawing program
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: June 02, 2011 01:26PM
Looking for a replacement for Canvas X. I have some maps, building drawings and poster type drawings in Canvas and want to find a replacement before Lion (which I understand won't support Rosetta).

I need a vector program not a paint program. I have looked at Intaglio, Zeus Draw, & VectorDesigner. All three have good points but something is missing. I would like something $100 or less.

Three things I really need are 1. Layers, 2. Dimension Lines, & 3. Ability to set drawing scale (ie. 1" = 100 ft).

Of the three listed, I couldn't find anyway to set the document scale. Am I missing something or is there another program I need to look at?

MacUpDate - Intaglio

MacUpDate - ZeusDraw

MacUpDate - VectorDesigner

Thanks,
Fred
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Re: Looking for a replacement for Canvas X - vector drawing program
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 02, 2011 04:06PM
So keep an old machine around to run the good stuff :-)

I keep a PM7300 around to run Canvas 3.5.2. grinning smiley

Kind of a bummer that Canvas, which started as a Mac program is now PC only. angry smiley

Seriously, just keep a Leopard/Snow Leopard bootable drive around for old(er) school compatibility if there are programs that you still use and derive benefit from.

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Sometimes it is what it is...
and then there's times when it's really better.



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Re: Looking for a replacement for Canvas X - vector drawing program
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: June 02, 2011 05:37PM
Yes, Abandoned Canvas lover here also. When they called it "The Swiss Army Knife" of graphics programs they were correct.

Sorry, I have now replacement, I can make some of the old stuff in Pages, but that is not close to a substitute at all.

I loved that Canvas was both Vector and Raster--and could easily switch.
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Re: Looking for a replacement for Canvas X - vector drawing program
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 02, 2011 06:24PM


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Re: Looking for a replacement for Canvas X - vector drawing program
Posted by: flareslow
Date: June 02, 2011 07:28PM
I use Intaglio almost every day.

Is this what you mean about the scaling issue?

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Re: Looking for a replacement for Canvas X - vector drawing program
Posted by: volcs0
Date: June 02, 2011 09:59PM
Most of what I used to do in Canvas I now do in Omnigraffle.

It might not be sophisticated enough for your needs, but for me, it is all I needed.

I tried Illustrator for a bit, but it was too complicated for me...
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Re: Looking for a replacement for Canvas X - vector drawing program
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: June 02, 2011 11:01PM
Thanks Flareslow,

I had missed that and the check box to use in new drawings.

I may have to purchase Intaglio.

I'll also check out Omnigraffle.

Fred
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